Ugadi is the New Year's Day for the people of the  Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.. The name  Ugadi or Yugadi  is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and ādi (beginning): "the beginning of a new age".
                       This is the time when New Year’s Day is also celebrated in the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka,Maharashtra, Rajasthan,Punjab, Manipur,West Bengal and Assam with different different names.People from all over Andhra and Telangana celebrate this festival with much enthusiasm and gaiety.

For all those who have requested for Ugadi Special recipes, I have complied a list below along with a link to each of the recipes. . Enjoy :)

Traditional Ugadi Recipes

Ugadi Pachadi Puran Poli / Bobbatalu Mamidikaya Pulihora /
 Mango Rice

Rice Varieties

Lemon Rice \ Nimmakaya Pulihora Pulihora Vaangi Bhath

Coconut Rice \ 
Kobbari Annam
Daddojanam /Curd Rice Navaratna Pulav

Mamidikaya(Mango) Rava Pulihora Nimakaya (Lime) Rava Pulihora Semiya Pulav


Dahi Vada with Zero Oil Masala Vada Garelu /Medu Vada

Mirchi Bajji Mix Vegetable Pakora Mysore Bajii

Curry /Dal /Sambar /Rasam /Chutney

Mamidikaya Pappu /
Mango Dal
Drumstick Mango Sambar Mango Chutney

Bagara Baingan /
Gutti Vankaya
Gongura Pachadi /
Sorrel Leaves Chutney
Dosakaya Palli Pachadi /
Yellow Cucumber Peanut Chutney

Mango Coconut Chutney Aloo Fry Vankaya Nuvullu Kura /
Gutti Vankaya

Nimmakaya (Lime) Rasam Pineapple Rasam Thotakura Pachadi /
Amaranth Leaves Chutney

Sweets and Desserts

Kobbari Bobbatulu Semiya Sagubiyyam /
Vermicelli sago Payasam
Rava Payasam

Bellam Parmannam Paramannam Sweet Pongal  /
Chakra Pongali

Atukula Payasam / 
Poha Payasam
Khus Khus Payasam Carrot Payasam /
Carrot Kheer

Rava Kesari ABC Halwa Wheat Flour Halwa

Moong dal Ladoo /
Sunni Undallu
Rava Besan Ladoo Besan Burfi

Kobbari Undallu /
Coconut Jaggery Ladoo
Carrot Halwa Semiya Payasam

Koshimbir is a side dish (salad / Raita) that is very popular in Maharashtra.  Koshimbir is always included in the meal in a maharashtrian homes.It is served as a side dish with  curries. It is a  very healthy as it contains vegetables and  very less oil. It is very easy and quick to make. Koshimbir is generally made with some combination of raw vegetables – tomatoes, onions, carrot, cucumbers etc adding fresh peanut powder that adds a zing to taste. Sometimes it even has yogurt in it (called Raita).
            There are lots of varieties in koshimbir.Here I have made it with just using Cucumber and a tempering . It’s just very tasty and  easy to make.  I have added curd also.


2 medium Cucumbers (kakadi/khira), peeled and finely chopped
Roasted Peanut powder - 2 tbsp.
Green Chillies - 2 nos.(finely chopped)
Plain yogurt (curd) - 1/2 cup. (optional)
Curry leaves (kadipatta) -7-8
Mustard seeds (rai/sarson) - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds ( Jeera ) -1/2 tsp
Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch
Sugar - 1/2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves (finely chopped) -1 tbsp
 Oil - 1 tsp


Before you Start:

1) First in frying pan dry roast the peanuts till the skin becomes loose and comes off easily. It will take about 10 to 15 minutes on medium heat. Keep stirring them often so that they do not stick to the utensil and get burnt. Allow them to cool. Remove the skin of the peanut by moving it in between the finger tips. Get rid of these loose skins by blowing air over them .Grind them in a mixer on whip to make coarse powder. This can be stored in an airtight container for a few days. Use as needed.

2)  Wash  ,peel and Chop cucumbers finely.

3)  Wash and Chop chillies finely.

4) Wash and chop coriander leaves.

How to Proceed:

1) In a medium sized bowl add finely chopped cucumber .

2) Add salt, sugar, coriander leaves and roasted peanut powder.

3) Add plain curd /yogurt. Mix well.

4) Make the seasoning by heating the oil in a kadhai. Add mustard seeds ,cumin seeds and wait till they splutter. Then add green chillies ,asafoetida and curry leaves. Switch off the flame and keep it to cool off completely. When the tempering is cooled fully add the to finely chopped cucumbers and mix the entire ingredients well together.

Delicious Cucumber /Kakadi koshimbir is ready. Serve immediately with curry and roti or rice.

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